Hardwood Floors Care Guide

Looking for some 'How To' on Hardwood Floors? Get answers to your hardwood floor dilemmas with guidance on care, cleaning, cleaning products and accessories, DIY, protection, maintenance, decor and much more.

We pursue the expertise of contractors, manufacturers, non-profit associations (such as the NWFA), house cleaning professionals and wood floor owners to empower you with the best advice and ideas - all in one place online.

Hardwood Floors are the Natural Choice

Hardwood floor types include a vast selection of gorgeous and unique species like oak, maple, ash, hickory and cherry.

Each individual plank or board of the hundreds that make up your floor has its own character and style, special markings, grain patterns, and coloring.

Reclaimed and salvaged wood from a variety of sources is, more and more, becoming a popular design choice.

Hardwood floors are a renewable resource. They offer better indoor air quality than other flooring materials and are great for allergy sufferers. Hardwood flooring provides a healthier, safer living environment.

Solid hardwood can most often be repaired rather than replaced. They require less maintenance and last longer than other flooring materials over the long term.

Hardwood floors match well with any decor, in any season, for any theme. Remodel or redecorate to your heart's content and your wood flooring still looks great and stays in style.

Hardwood floors can create an atmosphere ranging from a rustic, relaxing cabin-like retreat to a warm, charming sanctuary to a classy, luxurious feel. Their beauty, value, and durability are unsurpassed.